Anthony Wordsworth finishes like Tony Hateley!

COLCHESTER United boss John Ward compared Anthony Wordsworth’s sweet headed equaliser to a typical finish by ex-Liverpool striker Tony Hateley.

Target man Hateley used to be renowned for his lethal headers during the 1960s and 70s, for the likes of Chelsea and Aston Villa, and midfielder Wordsworth emulated him in last night’s 1-1 draw at Oldham.

Ward enthused: “It was a super delivery (by Martin Rowlands) and an absolutely perfect header.

“Tony Hateley would have enjoyed that if, you can remember who he was!

“The impetus was with us late on, but maybe we didn’t have long enough to carve out one or two more openings.

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“But I’m not grumbling about that. I thought a draw was a fair result,” added Ward.

The U’s team coach was held up in heavy traffic, and only arrived at Boundary Park 35 minutes before kick-off.

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Ward continued: “We were late getting here, but that sometimes happens in football. You just have to dismiss that, and put it away.

“The team started well. We didn’t use it as an excuse and in the end our perseverance rather than any quality has given us a share of the spoils. It’s a good point for us.”

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